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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 10-20-2010, 10:46 PM Thread Starter
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Smile New Hav Owner Intro!

Hello girls!!
I have been reading and waiting forever to be able to post and now I can!! Woooo-hooooooo!!!

Anywho, my name is Tammy and we got our first (and only...LOL) Havanese about a month ago from a wonderful lady up in Oregon!
She was 14 weeks when we brought her home and is fully entering her mischevious stage, stealing everything she can get her teeth on and running like Hell several times a day! LOL She was born June 12th!

Potty training is going very well, as long as I pay attention to her signs and the time!
I could use some advice on how to train her to ring a bell when she needs to go out though, I can't figure out how to do it! I know the theory and I ring it every time she goes out, but she hasn't caught on yet...
Oh, our Hav's name is Tillie! She started puppy classes last weekend and was the star of the show! she is SO smart, it amazes me! Although she is having a hard time around the other dogs, she is very cautious and seems to be scared. I am hoping that with more exposure to other dogs she will be okay.
ummmmm, so hello to everyone I am so happy to be able to post now!!!
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Welcome Tillie's Mom and Tillie!!!!! Oh Tillie sure is cute!!!! Lucky you, a new puppy in the house. Can't wait to see more pictures and watch her grow.

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thanks for the welcome!! I have already learned SO much just by reading through a ton of the threads and now I am looking forward to getting to know other Hav moms!!!
This is such a fun and informative forum!
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Welcome to the group!! Tillie is beautiful and I love her coloring. To teach the bell just ring it with your foot or hold her paw and tap the bell -- then open the door and take her out. She will soon learn that it's the bell that makes the door open so she can go potty. When they first learn they will drive you nuts for a week or two just wanting to go play, but it soon becomes known mostly for potty.

Thanks for sharing the picture and I hope you love to use your camera. We love pictures on this site.


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Welcome to the group!! Tillie is beautiful and I love her coloring. To teach the bell just ring it with your foot or hold her paw and tap the bell -- then open the door and take her out. She will soon learn that it's the bell that makes the door open so she can go potty. When they first learn they will drive you nuts for a week or two just wanting to go play, but it soon becomes known mostly for potty.

Thanks for sharing the picture and I hope you love to use your camera. We love pictures on this site.


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We're excited to have you join us too. Welcome to the group. Your Tillie is just adorable and she's obviously being true to the hav personality. She'll delight you with her inventiveness and her sheer sense of fun. The potty stuff just takes time. She'll get the ringing of the bell. Give her a little while. You'll probably be sorry she did when she rings it nonstop to get out.

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I am having the same bell problem with Jack. He goes up to the door and stop 2 inches from the bell. The only time he has rung the bell was when he really really had to go and threw his entire body at the door. The bell just happened to be in the way.

Jack has his first puppy class last week, too. During free play, he spend most of the time hiding behind my legs and fear-growling at all of the puppies - even the other Hav puppy. (Duke snarled first.) egads!

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Remember that a HUGE part of puppy class is specifically FOR socialization. Your puppies will become more comfortable with the other dogs over time if the trainer is careful to manage the situation well. (not letting big wild puppies bowl over little ones, etc) As long as your puppy is not getting hurt or terrorized by a wild pup who won't leave them alone, try very hard to nonchalantly change your position WITHOUT EVEN LOOKING AT YOUR PUP. You want to be there to intervene if necessary, but you don't want to give them the opportunity to hide behind you for no reason, either. You should see them become braver and more curious about other puppies with a similar energy level pretty quickly. (no little dog should EVER be subjected to a much bigger, wild pup who might, even accidentally, hurt them!)


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welcome she is a gorgeous little girl!! you sound like you are having fun!!

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Welcome TM! She is ADORABLE! You are in for the treat of your life with your little Hav. Don't give up on the bell ringing. I actually have on on every door in the house that they dogs go through. They eventually get the idea that it is the way to get to the next room. She will catch on.
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